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6 sheep killed by local dogs
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* December 05, 2016, 05:40:24 PM
Hi all

I have been away for awhile but we have just had 6 sheep killed by local dogs. All the info is on our facebook page:

Hi all

I have posted some graphic pics of our mauled sheep on our Facebook page. Good news is the ranger is on to it and the vet said our matriarch should survive her mauling. The killer dogs are in the pound waiting an investigation, they may get out yet.

We all are a bit traumatised by it. I know we are lucky that this is the first time in 5 years that we have had attacks but god it is awful.

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    6 sheep killed by local dogs in Sheep Chat! December 10, 2016, 04:59:10 PM
    Sorry to see this post LUYD. It is an awful thing to find, we had our neighbour's dogs come over and maul stud ewe lambs a few years back, thankfully both survived but were hamstrung so always walked oddly (at least we could pick them out of the flock!!!) But it was horrible treating them, took I think 6 weeks of twice daily cleaning each and every puncture wound to beat the infections. All the while the neighbour telling us it wouldn't be her dogs. Until another neighbour further away shot them both one morning when they visited his flock.......
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    * December 10, 2016, 05:41:54 PM
    So sorry to hear this - a few years ago we were having dog attacks every night - every morning there would be a sheep dead.  Luckily one of our neighbours shot the dog and it turned out to be a rescue dog that the people let out every night after they came home from work - a big irish wolfhound.  We also had 20 stud Border Leicester ewes killed over a 4 week period.  That turned out to be two dogs - one which had been sent to live in the country because the owner could not keep it in!  We could not claim compensation because we had not actually seen the dogs kill the sheep,  They were put down by the council when they were caught killing a neighbour's pet sheep.  Another attack was denied by the dog owner until the dog showed up covered in blood - I made the owner put down two sheep that were too badly mauled to save.  He did pay compensation and was very sorry after the event.  I always let people know that I will not tolerate dogs on our property now.  Can you claim compensation for the dead sheep and vet bills?
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    * January 17, 2017, 12:56:39 PM
    Terrible to hear about your poor sheep. We had our 3 goats attacked yesterday by an adult dog and a pup that the adult was teaching. Fortunately our border collie alerted us pretty quickly and I was on it with in minutes. I hate to think what would have happened if we had have been out. The pound collected the dogs and told us they would not give back to the owners unless they could verify they have adequate fencing. We expect them to come back again now they have the taste of blood and are now trying to make our goat fencing more dog proof. We dont know how they got in other than jumping a 4 ft fence, it's a mystery. We are in the process of making the fence 6 ft high but have been told maybe an electric fence would be the way to go. Am wondering if the electric fence would keep them out.
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    6 sheep killed by local dogs in Sheep Chat! June 14, 2017, 10:03:53 PM
    That's not good,  I have been told that if you put a donkey in with your sheep that they will protect the sheep against dogs.
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    6 sheep killed by local dogs in Sheep Chat! June 15, 2017, 09:40:06 AM
    Donkeys are limited if they do not have line of sight to the herd; hence our decision to go with maremmas.  Have not had any losses to foxes or dogs since we have had them.
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